Sunday, January 3, 2010

Welcome 2010!

Happy New Year! I welcome 2010 with positive thoughts and hope that this year will be better than last, healthwise, money-wise, family-wise, etc. Not that the past year didn't bring any blessings. I am thankful for all the accumulated blessings and experiences of year 2009 - for the continued love and care of my family, of our generally good health throughout the year, our new friends found in the Angelicum community, for renewal of old friendships through the help of Facebook, and blessings both seen and unseen.

We spent New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Binangonan, as we have done in the past years since moving back here to the Philippines. The traditional noisyness of New Year's Eve revelers filled the air. Too loud for some like my Joselyn, who covered her ears and as in the past New Year's Eve, started to shake from fright. So we listened to the noise and counted down the seconds indoors.
We started New Year's Day attending the 8am mass. I was surprised that we were all able to wake up early for the mass. And then in the afternoon headed to Kuya Eric's in Meralco Village for the annual New Year's/Birthday celebration for Erwin.

Lots of fun was had and the kids were sweating from the heat. You can't find that heat in January in the US. We still prefer the heat instead of the snow and cold. Joselyn kept going to the adjacent lot which was separated by barbed-wire and her pants got caught in the wire and ripped. But still she ran and played.

Christmas and New Year's were quieter and more mellow this year. More time to relax, which was a nice change from the busyness of the past years. Not the same number of guests, more people I guess opting to stay home. All in all, more time for myself to just sit, meditate and just enjoy family time.

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